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Former Appeal Court Justice, Belgore is dead


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Ahmed Olanrewaju Belgore, a retired Justice of the Court of Appeal is dead.

His death was disclosed by the chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association, Ilorin Branch, Mr Kamaldeen Gambari in a social media post.

Gambari said, “Information reaching me now indicates that Hon. Justice Ahmad Olarewaju Belgore, PCJA (retd.) is dead. May Allah forgive his shortcomings”.

Belgore retired as the Justice of the Court of Appeal on April 18, 2023, on the attainment of the retirement age of 70.

In a condolence message, the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Traditional Rulers Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari has described the death of Justice Belgore as a big loss to the Ilorin Emirate and the nation at large.

The Emir, in a statement by his spokesman, Abdulazeez Arowona, said, “This is a great and colossal loss that has befallen the Ilorin Emirate and humanity at large.

“It is with shock that I received the news of the demise of Justice Ahmad Belgore. He was a complete gentleman, a thorough judicial officer who served the nation meritoriously in various capacities, nationally and internationally.

“He was one of the finest justices that the Ilorin Emirate has ever produced. He contributed in no small measures to the growth and development of the judiciary and humanity in general.”


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